Guest Picks: Hide a Home Office in Plain Sight

Not all people have the privilege of having an entire room in the house as an office, however there is a lot that could be done to liven even a spare corner. From handsome notebooks to shiny paperweights into the exact perfect desk, then here are a few of my choices that will help you start fashioning a house office to deal with the bills, calls and day-to-day bustle that accompanies managing a household, family or small business. — Megan from A Sweet Spoonful


Axel Bjurstrom White Magazine Table – $379.50

Get those magazines to be able with this special piece of furniture that doubles as a modern side table while working on corral coffee table books and magazines.


Antiqued Bird Mirror – $98

This mirror is enchanting, and it makes any space look roomier and much more inviting.

Brook Farm General Store

Postalco Notebooks, Navy – $14

Every home office needs a set of notebooks to start the year off perfect. All these have front and rear covers and a spiral binding.


Geo Paperweight, Brass – CAD 5.60

Flashy paperweight? Yes, please. This sweet little stunner comes in at 3-inches wide, the perfect size to hold down those loose invoices.

High Street Market

Industrial Wire Wastebasket – $38

You’ll find yourself appreciating a handsome and smart-looking wastebasket instead of the affordable versions from office supply stores.

Urban Outfitters

Wood Shuffle Desktop Calendar – $28

The compact design of the wood block calendar can help you keep track of the day of the week in fashion.


Wolfum Round Coaster Set

While coasters are generally not considered as an office priority, I love to use them to maintain cold (or warm) drinks from mucking up the surface of my desk. All these beauties by Annabel Inganni are created with sustainable materials and include a pop of color.


Bookends of the Earth – $168

Light up the imagination with these bookends featuring forests beneath blocks.


Whitewash Chalkboard – $39

Keep track of on-the-fly appointments and phone calls using this subtle and fashionable chalkboard.

Provincial Home Living

Anglepoise Table Lamp – AUD 149

This great desk lamp can stretch and move to throw a little light wherever you might need it.

Restoration Hardware

Fulton Desk – $595

So often home offices feel cluttered and overwrought, but those days are no more with this gorgeous, understated desk.

Pottery Barn

Swivel Desk Chairs and Cushion – $399

Swivel desk seats give you the freedom to answer the phone and juggle a toddler at the exact same moment. This version was inspired by a schoolhouse antique, and its timeless style will last for ages.


Kipp Yellow Rug – $249

A pop of color in your home office can do a lot to keep spirits up when the workload becomes heavy.

Sundance Catalog

Portwen Rolling Trolley – $195

Possessing a negative or occasional table in the office is critical to preventing a massive mess pileup in your desk. This one has two little spaces for books, magazines or cherished ornaments and objects.

West Elm

Saddle Office Chair – $259.99

These candy office chairs, inspired by midcentury modern design, offer an extra place for visitors or clients to sit.


TPS Mint File Cabinet – $159

Filing just got far more attractive with this modern classic featuring two drawers and a letter/legal file. Various colours are available.


Mail Organizer by Old Wood Trader – $36

Organize mail, screen seasonal blossoms and hang keys all on this great piece.

Durham Tall Bookcase – $499

This bookshelf functions well in numerous spaces because of its clean architectural design and midsize size. The planked wood shelves are distressed for a little-bit-lived-in appearance.

Ballard Designs

Directoire File Cabinet – $299

A very different take on the more average file cabinet, this charmer can remain closed or open (when it will also function as an end table). Additionally, it holds letter- or legal-sized files with ease.


Customized Digital Personalized Stationery by Stewart Design Studios

Pretty and cheap customized stationery is a nice touch for any home office.

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